Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
Altough AMS may not be as large or as busy as it’s other European counterparts, it is still a favourite among passengers as there are lots of interesting stuff to do.
Schiphol Plaza, a shopping area right before customs, has more than 25 shopping outlets selling books, chocolates, fashion wear, electronics, etc. What’s more, when you purchase non perishable items, you instantly receive a 2 year global warranty! And in the event you run out of Euros, you can pay with any other major currency! USD, AUD, JPY, etc. And you can still find shops after customs. How cool is that?!
Also, do check out the Rijksmuseum, a classical and contemporary art museum. Admission is free!
In 2010, the world’s first airport library opened, providing more than 1,200 books in 29 languages about Holland’s history and culture. You can also download ebooks and music from Dutch artists for free.
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One of my friends is going to China to work in 5 days time. Although he is a Chinese, he cannot really speak Mandarin. So I imagined myself going to China and thinking of how it would be like for me to communicate with the locals. I believe that it would be pretty troublesome if I didn’t even know some of the common words. It applies to travelers in foreign countries. Learning at least these 16 common English words in another language would certainly make things easier for the travelers. Not everyone speaks English.
Anyways, here’s the super cool site that has the 16 commonly used English words translated into all the world’s languages. It’s very useful when you know at least how to say ‘thank you’ or ‘hello’. Locals may find you amusing and give you special treatment.
Here are the 16 polite words that comes in handy.
- Excuse Me
- Good Afternoon
- Good Evening
- Good Morning
- Good Night
- I do not understand
- Nice to meet you
- Thank you
- Thank you very much
- You’re welcome
I know how to say ‘Good Morning’ in a few foreign languages like bonjour (French), o hayou gozaimasu (Japanese), selamat pagi (Malaysian) and cho san (Cantonese).
English To Local Languages
Be polite when traveling